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About Rocket

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    Twin Cities, MN USA
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    I'm into guitars, mostly Ibanez, amps, pedals, tinkering with guitars, gear, Star Wars.
  1. That's exactly what I did, and found three. That's is why I started this thread - to check if there are any more. That vendor list, BTW, is completely old and outdated. Dead links, etc. As usual, this forum has been a great help.
  2. I'm looking for places that carry pre-slotted, but not necessarily radiused, maple fingerboards that are wide enough for a 7 string, at least 2-5/8". I know of: AIguitars on eBay; Luthiers Mercantile; Allen Guitars. Wondering if there are more places, thanks.
  3. Futzed around with it some more. Two things helped: 1) using a thinner middle washer for the tang wheel, as someone else posted in this thread; 2) I drilled a 2nd hole in the handle crank 180 degrees from the stock set-screw hole, tapped and put a screw in the new hole, so now it's forced to mount on the bolt straight. So yeah, I'm really glad I didn't spend the eighty or ninety dollars on the Stew/Mac one. Actually I was looking at some $35-$45 eBay ones some guys made and are selling but figured I'd give this a shot.
  4. I've been messing with this thing today. Parts cost me around $15 as stated. My problem is the same as another poster, the crank is wobbly. I can see why: it's because the bolt it's being attached to is not snug in the crank (handle) hole, so when the tiny set-screw is applied, the crank mounts on the bolt at an angle. So as I'm putting fretwire through it all, when the set scew is facing up, the tang wheel goes outward on the bottom. Did any of you find handles that used some other method than a set-screw? When I was shopping around I assumed that it would just screw onto the bolt with threads, but I didn't see anything like that. And if you used set-screw handles, how did you get it to catch onto the bolt? I found that just tightening set-screw against the threads didn't hold so I drilled a hole into the threads for the set-screw to go in a little, but I still have to tighten it after every pass. In addition to it wobbling all over the place. I must be doing something wrong.
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